Sun. Sep 27th, 2020

Evalyn Dunn Gallery Named Best In New Jersey & One Of American Art Awards’ Top 25, 2019

Each spring the American Art Awards board selects their 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, choosing only one museum or gallery per state per year. Selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.AAA19NJ1

American Art Awards: “In 1958, this Dunn family effort was originally created as a casual, local venue for the exhibition, framing and preservation of art – but over the years Evalyn Dunn Gallery has exceeded everyone’s expectations to become a significant world-renowned gallery. When Evalyn Dunn first opened her art gallery in the 1950’s, people marveled at her ability to hold a full time job, run an art gallery and raise a family. Fortunately, her supportive husband, Benjamin, worked with her and consequently Evalyn Dunn Gallery prospered.


“In its 61st year, the east coast treasure showcases the finest 20th Century American and  European art, works of acclaimed artists from all countries, including Alvar of Spain, Graciela Rodo Boulanger of Bolivia, Ron Hedrick of Canada and American artists such as Michele Byrne, Jon Friedman,  Mary Johnston and Ricardo Roig.”


Other include Stephanie Amato, Antonelle, Apple, Daniel Azoulay, Beatty, Natalia Bessonova, William Bunting, Giovanna Calzolari, Daniel Carvalho, C.M. Cooper,, Adolpho Colque, Cook, Cora, Cybele, Datian, Dawley, Degas, Fairchild-Woodard, Kate Faust, Gantner,William Gramley, Karla Gudeon, Ilan Harel, Jessica Hedrick, Impiglia, Jaramillo, Judaica, Kochberg, Lee, Mercurio D’Anchise, Miro, Natale, Nava, Pei Yang, Peter Max, Pino, Pruna Milanes Pv Giancarlos, Alicia Quaini, Renoir, Salzman, Jane Seymour,  Sissman, Ilene Smith, Murray Smith, John Triarsi, Rosalia Verdun, Vidan Dangelico Vittorio, Jessica Wasilewski and Whistler.AAA19NJ4A

Star Ledger‘s Sally Friedman writes: “Both sisters can still remember doing their homework after school in the back area of their parent’s art gallery.”AAA19NJ5 AAA19NJ5A

Today, Jaclyn Civins owns and runs the gallery, and her sister, Amy Walsh, is the marketing director. They fondly recall ambitious mom Evalyn and dad Benjamin importing oil paintings from Europe sixty years ago. As the business has grown and changed locations over the last decades, Civins and Walsh have left their own imprint on a business that honors what their parents began. Due to changing times the gallery has begun to diversify and has expanded to include jewelry, art glass,  gifts and religious items.AAA19NJ6

Jaclyn Civins was just voted “Westfield’s Small Business Person of the year for 2018” by Alignable. The gallery was also selected as one of the top galleries in the US by Art Design Consultants.AAA19NJ7A

American Art Awards: “American Art Awards selects Evalyn Dunn Gallery as our Best in New Jersey and one of our Top 25 American Galleries and Museums for 2019.”AAA19NJ6A

Evalyn Dunn Gallery   /   549 South Avenue West   /   Westfield, NJ  07090

Mon – Sat 10-5   /   Sun & Evenings by appointment. / (908)  232­-0412


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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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